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Credit goes to the pilot of this Polish LOT Boeing 767 who was forced to land at Warsaw's airport with no landing gear. The flight originated in New York and was forced to circle the airport as it burned fuel before attempting this successful emergency landing.
A minor traffic accident involving Jackass star Brandon "Bam" Margera in Pennsylvania's scenic Chester County turned bizarre when the driver at fault reportedly became giddy who he'd hit.
Nissan's revealed some new features this morning on the new "NV 200 Taxi" — aka, the "Taxi of Tomorrow" — aka, the "Taxi that friggin' sucks." Here's the "new" details we're learning today:
These motorcycles belong to Tom Cruise and David Miscavige, the leader of Scientology. Those luscious, deep red tones were custom-painted by Scientology drones earning less than $1 an hour. [Gawker]
There's a very good reason that our culture's most enduring artistic and moral icons all died young: because if they'd stuck around long enough, they'd have ended up shilling for sugary beverages during the Super Bowl. So long, Eminem. You were fun while you lasted.
File it under "Only in Russia", authorities in the Russian city of Nizhniy Novgorod recently put up roadside billboards featuring a dummy covered in fake blood that appears to have crashed in an attempt to curb drinking and driving.
Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Chrysler and Fiat, said today that the rescue of Chrysler by the U.S. government included "shyster" loans with tough interest rates. Do you really want to go there, Sergio? UPDATED
America's most in-demand police vehicle is a ten-officer 16,000-pound armored tank that takes bullets like Superman and drives 80 mph. The federal government buys dozens each year for local police departments. Do America's local police need tanks?
A day after a blizzard stranded motorists for up to nine hours, creating the amazing post-Apocalyptic shots we saw yesterday, Chicago was left with 519 vehicles abandoned along Lake Shore Drive. Today, they're being reunited with owners. Here's how.
Blizzaster 2011 continues all across the United States. The gigantic snow storm has resulted so far in 12,000 canceled flights, up to 60mph polar winds and thousands of car accidents like this one. Updated.
The immediate response to video of a small Indian girl driving a motorcycle with no helmet is shock and horror, though there's no denying this four-year-old in sunglasses looks cool. The father's bad, but the daughter's bad.
Rather than endure a few more minutes in custody, this genius criminal jumped out of the back of a police car moving at 30 mph, only to injure himself and get arrested again. "Freedoooo...oh it hurts it hurts it hurts."
Throughout the saga of the 1963 Pontiac ambulance that purportedly carried the body of President John F. Kennedy, the Barrett-Jackson auction house touted a metal plate attached to its dash as possible proof of authenticity. Trouble is, it's fake, too.
After picking up a Hertz Chevy Volt, we found the Big Apple's electric-car infrastructure is still woefully inadequate, and rife with confused parking-lot attendants. Thankfully, the Volt's got a backup engine. With the Nissan Leaf we'd have been screwed.
Auctioneers Barrett-Jackson have finally addressed the fact that the 1963 Pontiac ambulance it's advertising as the one that transported President John F. Kennedy following his assassination is a fake. The auction house's take: Who knows? We're still selling it. UPDATED